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The tunnels, which run through the tuffaceous rock Barrio de La Villa, were excavated during the great siege austracista held in Requena on the occasion of the War of Succession

HISTORY

The tunnels, which run through the tuffaceous rock Barrio de La Villa, were excavated during the great austracista siege that took place in Requena from June 13 until July 1, 1706 on the occasion of the War of Succession to the Spanish crown.

On 30 June this year, Requena austracistas found that the troops had undermined the main castle tower with three branches and gunpowder were placed inside with the intention of ending the Bourbon defense. Requena, in this situation and to its defense decided to capitulate impossible thus preventing austracistas got their goal.

From that moment, and in its more than 300 years of history, the tunnels have been used for various purposes as demonstrated existing tanks and the connection between several of them, as a way of underground communication. During the Civil War they were put up as a bomb shelter, but in the absence of bombing, they became used. In 1969 the city council leased some of these tunnels to a particular for grow mushrooms, this being his last known use. Currently, and after the works of consolidation and conditioning, these tunnels have become one more of our tourist attractions.

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Normal entry: 2 € Reduced admission: 1'50 €

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